The first time I went to Harbourfront, the site of the bustling Vivocity shopping centre now, was to visit the Madam Toussauds pop-up museum with my English language class. Harbourfront area was then such a remote place that no sensible soul would come to visit unless to take the cable cars to Sentosa island. So much has changed.
Vivocity was built around 7 years ago, and the original Harbourfront centre was also revamped around the same time. It becomes a mega mall where you could find everything and anything, almost all big brands, a huge supermarket and also some open space to the harbour. About 3 years ago Resort World Sentosa and Universal Studios were added and so was the boardwalk which didn’t exist before.
To me this boardwalk is really the area that represented all the changes this place has seen in the last 10+ years. From the boardwalk one could see the old harbour where cruises depart, and the new establishments of resorts and theme parks all at once.
For this shoot I have chosen to connect the past with the future in the clothing too. The umbrella skirt with tight waistline and tight top was a 1950s invention, but I have given it a modern twist by using a crop top, and added chains to the midriff, a big trend for next A/W season courtesy of Chanel.
It is important to remember the past, so that one may look to the future to see how far we have come, and to remember what has been. The next time you walk along this ever popular path, remember how fast Singapore has changed, and do not forget what Singapore has been.
Thank you for reading. Have a great weekend!
Special thanks to Ryan Photography.
Christine xTop: Montifs (retailed £5 @Bugis Street Singapore) Skirt: A#eeshow (retailed £10 @Saigon Square 1, HCM city Vietnam) Long necklace worn as belt: Jubilant Jewellery (retailed £10) Shoes: Bata (sale £7 @Singapore) Earrings: Primark (retailed £2) Necklace: Jubilant Jewellery (retailed £15) Rings: Jubilant Jewellery (retailed £6 each) Clutch: Unbranded (gifted) Bag(old): Anne Klein ( sale £150 @House of Fraser, Edinburgh) Hat: Daiso (retailed £1 @Daiso Singapore) Make up Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24h Eyeshadow in Pink Gold (retailed £4.99) Bourjois Smokey Eyeshadow Trio in Rose Vintage (retailed £7.99) Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner in Black (retailed £7.99) Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blusher in Soft Pink (retailed £6.99) Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in LoveSick (retailed £7.99) Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss in Pink Pout (gifted)